Marco Councilor Waldack, injured in bike-car accident, recovering

 Knights of Columbus financial controller Wayne Waldack displays a couple of checks destined for charitable organizations following the order's successful 'Tootsie Roll' sales during the past year.

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Knights of Columbus financial controller Wayne Waldack displays a couple of checks destined for charitable organizations following the order's successful "Tootsie Roll" sales during the past year.

— Marco City Councilor Wayne Waldack is undergoing therapy at Moorings Park rehabilitation facility in Naples, following being hit by a car while riding his bicycle..

He was transferred from Physicians Regional Medical Center - Collier Boulevard on Tuesday to Moorings Park.

Waldeck said he has therapy twice a day and expects to be there for six weeks.

By conference phone he was at the city council meeting on Monday and is viewing budget discussions on the city's online website.

Waldack has not missed a meeting in his four years on the council.

A Marco Island man was ticketed for failure to yield the right of way when his vehicle hit a bicycle ridden by Waldack on June 15.. Waldack was attempting to cross Yellowbird Street at Collier Boulevard when his bicycle was struck by a car, driven by John M. Cunningham, 76, of 1204 Shenandoah Court, Marco Island. Waldack was taken to Physicians Regional Medical Center — Collier Boulevard where he underwent surgery to have a titanium plate put in under his left knee.

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marco826 writes:

Now add Horse drawn carriages......to this dangerous mix on Marco...by the way, I own a bike and used to ride around Collier and Bald Eagle. No more. Its a death trap...very dangerous. Marco Council has some ideal vision for Marco that simply is not sustainable. Get well Mr. Waldack

ed34145 writes:

Wishing you a speedy recovery.

And, as an aside, now they want to add horse drawn carriages to Marco streets? Who is the ringleader of this circus?

2themoon writes:

I hope they took Waldo's blood alcohol level.

bigkillsh writes:

my friend fell off the curb the other day . is this news ?

bigkillsh writes:

in response to GorchFock:

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only a legand in his own mind .

dc5799 writes:

There is no east or west on Collier. Just north and south.

Ian_Curtis writes:

Look at a map dc. Collier is heading east west at Yellowbird. You must have never driven onto the Island an hour before sundown. Sun is directly in your eyes from Barfield to Esplanade.

lauralbi1 writes:

Wayne: Wishing you a speedy and healthy recovery

Ed Issler

captnjimbo writes:

It shows once again...do not ride your bike in front of even a stopped car. People are looking for motor vehicles and there are natural blind spots. You might have the right of way but you can't win in a collision.

pageport writes:

When your stopped at yellowbird waiting to turn onto Collier behind the white line for the cross walk you are not able to see traffic. If you pull up after stopping to see the traffic your blocking the crosswalk. The fire on the vacant lot has helped the visibility but not corrected the problem.

Throat_Yogurt writes:

Publicity Stunt

pageport writes:

in response to pageport:

When your stopped at yellowbird waiting to turn onto Collier behind the white line for the cross walk you are not able to see traffic. If you pull up after stopping to see the traffic your blocking the crosswalk. The fire on the vacant lot has helped the visibility but not corrected the problem.

My bad, I was referring to Yellowbird and Bald Eagle.

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